Mr. Nick Tillmann Joins Houston Technology Center

Houston Technology Center (HTC) announces that Mr. Nick Tillmann is joining HTC as Director of Acceleration – Energy. Mr. Tillmann has an extensive background in International Business Development as President and Founder of Octopus International LLC, Consulting firm specializing in Strategy and International Business Development.  Prior to starting Octopus International LLC, Mr. Tillmann worked for Conoco Phillips where he led the Global Calcined Coke organization.


Mr. Tillmann reports to Maryanne Maldonado, HTC Vice President and Managing Director, HTC Energy.  His duties will include providing strategic and tactical management, as well as investment-related advice to Houston-area early stage energy industry companies. He will also assists in recruiting and screening new energy clients, further growing the renewable energy/clean tech area and direct special energy-related projects at HTC.


Maryanne Maldonado stated, “I am thrilled to welcome Nick into the Client Acceleration Team to serve as an Energy Director to HTC’s portfolio companies.  Nick’s background in leading and building Fortune 10 energy businesses, along with his strategic management and international business development skills, brings increased strength to our client acceleration program, and a depth of experience that will add to the success of our client companies”.


Mr. Tillmann received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and German, with honors from The University of Illinois at Chicago. He also has a Master of International Management (MIM), with honors from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona.